Who doesn’t love a Louisville Slugger? The 120 year old, family-owned company started off selling stair rails, porch columns and butter churns until a chance encounter with Major League Baseball player Pete Browning led to the creation of the first Louisville Slugger wooden bat. Fast forward to today, and the company has sold more than 100,000,000 bats, making it without question the most popular bat brand in baseball history. Louisville Slugger continues to dominate the game in both the wood and aluminum bat categories, with more than 60% of all Major League players currently using the company’s bats.
While Louisville Slugger bats are most commonly thought of as sporting goods, they also make unique and creative corporate gifts or promotional giveaways. Because you can choose a bat with your favorite team or company logo and then personalize it with the recipient’s name, there are a variety of creative ways to incorporate Louisville Sluggers into your marketing strategy:
- A welcome gift for new hires (think “welcome to our team”)
- As an award for top sales people (“you’re an all star”)
- Sent as follow up to a sales meeting with a prospective client (“put me in coach – all we want is a shot”)
- As a direct mailer to your top prospects (“we go to bat for our clients”)
If you’re interested in ordering custom Louisville Slugger bats, allow yourself some extra time for personalization. In addition, be mindful of the time of year. March and April are typically the busiest time of the year with the beginning of baseball season, so if you’re planning on timing your promotion to coincide with the start of the season, you’ll need to order well in advance.
Custom Louisville Slugger bats are typically priced between $60 and $70 per piece (depending upon how they’re decorated) and the minimum order quantity is very low, making them a great choice for small but select audience. If your budget isn’t that big, don’t worry. The company also offers customizable mini bats.
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